• An old window
  • 2 x 4’s
  • Old paneling*
  • Table Legs
  • Hinges
  • Stain or paint (optional)
  • Sander and sand paper
  • Electric drill
  • Bolts
  • Washers
  • Nail gun*
  • Wood glue
  • Thin scrap wood …


  1. Tape the glass with painter’s tape to protect it from sanding.
  2. Sand old finish, paint, and stain using sandpaper. (We used 100 grit on an electric sander.)
  3. Dump the majority of sawdust off of the window. Use tack cloth to pick up small pieces of sawdust.
  4. Decide if you want your coffee table to have a lip for opening and closing, or if you want to add a drawer pull, and make the window flush with the table frame (leave about 1” if you do not want a drawer pull). For this tutorial, no drawer pull is used. …

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